The final of the Fourth Young Soloist Competition will take place in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton on Wednesday 8th July 2020. 

The competition is open to all young people of school age in the Winchester area. The heats took place in January 2020, and three competitors were selected to play a concerto of their choice in the final, accompanied by the Winchester Symphony Orchestra under our conductor Nicholas Wilks. 

They are : 

Amélie Budd

Cimarosa Oboe Concerto in C min

Hanna Simojoki

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto

Shoshana Yugin-Power

Vivaldi Flute Concerto in C min, RV 441

We ae delighted that Christopher Seaman and Howard Ionascu have kindly agreed at act as adjudicators.

Tickets are available now from the Turner Sims Box Office at £15 (adult) / £5 (university student) / £1 (school student).

 Amélie Budd

Amélie Budd

Amélie started playing the oboe at the age of 10 and is currently studying under Roy Carter at Peter Symonds College, where she is on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. She has just accepted a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music from September. She is the principal oboist of the Hampshire County Youth and Chamber Orchestras and has performed with them; Stravinksy’s Petroushka, Shostakovich’s 10th, Mahler’s 5th and Beethoven’s 3rd Symphonies. In addition to playing the oboe, Amélie is also a keen singer and was a member of Farnham Youth Choir for 7 years, with whom she participated in the European Choir Games in Magdeburg, Germany.

 

Hanna Simojoki

Hanna Simojoki

Hanna is in the upper sixth at Peter Symonds College, studying English Literature, German and French. Having taken up violin at the age of eight, she gained a place in the National Children’s Orchestra at eleven, where she had the inspiring experience of playing major works in concert halls around the country. After three years in this orchestra, she joined the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, which she now leads. Hanna has been a member of Gosport and Fareham Youth Orchestra for eight years, becoming leader in her fifth year, as well as participating in school and college ensembles. Alongside violin, Hanna also enjoys playing piano and organ, and sings in various choirs including the Hampshire County Youth Choir. Hanna holds an offer to read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she looks forward to embracing the many musical opportunities available.

 

Shoshana Yugin-Power

Shoshana Yugin-Power

Shoshana is a music scholar at Dunhurst.  She has been enthusiastic about her music making since the age of 4 when she set herself the challenge of a piano grade a year!  She has been playing the flute six years and is working towards her ARSM Diploma.  Shoshana currently plays flute and piccolo for the National Children’s Orchestra Under 13s, the English Symphony Youth Orchestra and Hampshire Flute Choir. Last summer she was delighted to be asked join BlockWork the National Youth Recorder’s Chamber Orchestra. Shoshana also plays bassoon for the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra.